Whenever we think of supermarkets, the first name that comes to our mind is Wal-Mart. Today the name is synonymous with retail shopping. A great mind often drives a successful business and one such person is Sam Walton. He started the first Wal-Mart in 1962 when he was 44 years old. The following years, discount chain stores expanded worldwide following his ideology.
Born on March 29, 1918 in Kingfisher Oklahoma, Sam Walton grew up to be an over achiever. He was the first son of Thomas Walton and Nancy Lee. His parents played a large role in his success and Sam idolized his father to a great extent. During his school years he displayed tremendous amount of energy and enthusiasm towards studies. Everyone who knew Sam called him the most versatile boy.